LAHORE - A woman has moved the Lahore High Court against a landlord from Bahawalnagar district of Punjab, for his alleged involvement in killing her 13-year old son in a fake police encounter.

Robina Kausar, resident of Fort Abbas tehsil in Pakistan’s Cholistan desert, filed the petition on Tuesday and submitted that the police took her son Muneeb into their custody for ‘stealing’ Rs100 from the landlord. They kept him somewhere unknown and later on shot him dead.

“They took away my boy accusing that he stole Rs100 from the house of Kaleem Khan Lodhi,” she said and alleged the landlord got her son killed in connivance with the local police.

She wrote many applications to the top police officials but no action was taken against the killers of her son, the petitioner said. Robina stated she approached the DPO Bahawalnagar but was denied any help.

The petitioner has prayed the court to order the Inspector General Police Punjab for holding an inquiry into the fake encounter which took life of her son.

The woman adds her husband, Muhammad Imran, was also abducted by some unidentified persons from their home in Fort Abbas. However it is unclear whether he has returned home or not.

15 Kasur accused sent on remand: An anti-terrorism court yesterday sent 15 accused of Kasur scandal to prison on 14-day judicial remand. Police produced all the accused before the court in nine different cases.

Earlier, the court had granted them physical remand once for 28 days and then for 7-day. Investigation Officer also produced interim challan in the court. The IO also said that police did not need further remand of the accused and requested the court to send them to prison on judicial remand.

However, the counsel of the accused refused to accept the charges leveled against his clients. The counsel said police took them into custody after media pressure, otherwise, he said they were not involved in children’ sexual abuse. After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused persons to prison on 14-day judicial remand.

Around 280 children were sexually abused in Ganda Singhwala and Hussain Khanwala villages of Kasur district for 6 to 7 years.